Blizzard will implement a new voluntary social-network system that lets online games know the real identity of their in-game playmates.
Obama administration blinks and extends Real ID deadline to January 2013, after dozens of states protest the requirements of the controversial law.
GOP leaders want "immediate" implementation of controversial ID plan that would make it more difficult for many Americans to travel by air or enter federal buildings.
Blizzard fans expressing privacy concerns--as well as those dismissing such worries--have flocked to the company's still-anonymous official forums to sound off on new identification system.
Officials representing two states that have rejected the plan rally for other opponents to raise their voices and stop the next administration from enforcing the contentious ID card rules.
Homeland Security has postponed rollout of the new driver's license standards, but some politicians worried about cost and privacy still favor killing the controversial law.
By giving Maine a thumbs up, even though the state has flatly rejected Real ID, Homeland Security backed down from an expected fight over national ID cards next month.
Nation's most populous state has, for the most part, been a supporter of federalized drivers licenses and the Real ID Act. Now this may change.
Homeland Security is pushing states "pretty hard" to adopt the controversial driver's license standards but "pushback" remains, says assistant secretary Stewart Baker.
Even though some states like Oklahoma have sworn not to adopt the controversial Real ID Act, they're still asking for a compliance extension. Why?